Roses forum→ How to apply Rose Tone

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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 20, 2020 12:19 PM CST
I'm in the process of reforming my ways and I'm about to order Rose Tone instead of my usual...ahem...non-organic plant food.
I'm sure the packaging will give useful instructions, but I wanted to check in with you folks. Is this the sort of application where
I can just put a certain amount in the bucket and fill it with water? Does it need to be sprayed? Do I just dump it on the bowl around
the rose? What's your procedure?
David
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
May 20, 2020 8:19 PM CST
For a mature full size rose planted in the ground I sprinkle about 1 cup around the drip line and scratch it in. For miniature roses in ground and for all potted roses I use a half cup.
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 20, 2020 8:34 PM CST
Thanks, Seil. That sounds fairly simple. Should I water them after I scratch it into the mulch?
A cup per plant means that I might get less than one whole feeding out of one 18-pound bag.
I've got 50-60 medium-to-large roses to feed. I'd better order another bag.
David
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
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Ray_Gun
May 21, 2020 8:14 AM CST
I usually just grab a good handful and toss it around the drip line. I don't scratch it in but I do give it a good watering after applying. I do this once a month from April - August.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
May 21, 2020 9:42 AM CST
You should water them both before and after applying any type of fertilizer.

Ray, yeah, a good handful sounds about right.

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